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    Pilgrims and History Textbooks

    Abram Van Engen of Washington University in St. Louis taught a class about how the Pilgrims became part of the United States' founding story in 19th-century history textbooks. He described…

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    Religion and the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Founded in the early 17th century, the Massachusetts Bay Colony had a predominately Puritan population who governed from the basis of their beliefs. Richard Pickering of Plimoth Plantation…

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    The Voyage of the Mayflower II

    This Castle Films newsreel documents the 1957 Atlantic crossing of the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

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    Early Settlers of New England, Salem 1626-1629

    This 1940 classroom film depicts the basics of colonial life, from household cooking and crafts, to farming, fishing, game hunting, and home construction methods.

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    Plymouth Colony: The First Year

    This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New England in 1620, and ends with a depiction of the first Thanksgiving in Massachusetts. Much of the…

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    The Pilgrims

    This classroom film dramatizes the Pilgrim’s flight from religious persecution in England to the Netherlands, then 12 years later their ocean voyage on the Mayflower, and the founding of…

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    Mayflower

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in…

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    Plymouth Colony Pilgrims

    At Plimoth Patuxet in Plymouth, Massachusetts, we explored the recreated 17th-century colonial village and spoke with interpreters about what daily life was like for the Pilgrims. The year…

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    Pilgrim Story and Mayflower II Tour

    Plimoth Patuxet deputy executive director Richard Pickering told the story of the Pilgrims' Atlantic crossing in 1620 from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts and the origins of the…

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    Virtual Mayflower Project

    Director Robert Stone talked about the Virtual Mayflower Project which uses virtual reality to recreate the ship that travelled from Plymouth, England to America in 1620 and the harbor from…

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    Penelope Winslow and 17th Century Plymouth Colony

    Michelle Marchetti Coughlin discussed her book, Penelope Winslow, Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-Imagining a Life. A descendant of English nobility, Winslow was the wife of Josiah Winslow, Plymouth…

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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

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    Little Tokyo

    Bill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and during World War II was interned for three…

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    Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp

    Andrea Warren talked about her book, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. Mr. Mineta joined the discussion…

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    Chinese Americans in California

    A historian and a philanthropist looked at the struggles and discrimination faced by Chinese immigrants in nineteenth and early twentieth century California. First, historian Beth Lew-Williams…

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    Chinese American World War II Military Service

    The National World War II Museum hosted an online panel discussion on efforts to document the more than 22,000 Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II.…

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    Japanese American National Museum

    Bill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at Heart Mountain Relocation Center…

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    James K. Polk's Views on the Environment, Land, and Religion

    Historians explored President James K. Polk’s views on federal mining and land policies, the environment, and religion. This talk was part of a two-day conference marking the completion of the…

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    James K. Polk's Politics and Times

    This program featured five views of President James K. Polk’s politics and times, from his relationship with predecessor Martin Van Buren to his role as a wartime chief executive. This panel was…

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    First Ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore

    Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sarah…

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